Behind the Cover May 2021

Liz Bingham and Ciara Rasool. *All those not wearing masks in these photos are double-vaccinated and followed all CDC recommended guidelines for the team’s safety.

Photographer: Andrea Hutchinson
Stylist: Liz Bingham
Model: Ciara Rasool
Makeup: Izzy Nolan
Hair: Danielle Toller
Attire: Belle Monde Boutique
Champagne: Veuve Clicquot
Location: Lincliffe


For the May Issue, the themes of Real Estate & Champagne lent themselves to a cover featuring a gorgeous home and celebratory bubbles with a model in a locally-sourced beautiful gown – thank you Belle Monde for providing the perfect one! With Covid-19 still in mind, we chose Janice and Steve Humphrey’s lovely home, Lincliffe, for our location and the stunning Ciara Rasool as our muse. Ciara was actually supposed to model in the April Derby Fashion Editorial, however, she was unable to attend at the last minute. So we were thrilled when she was available to be our May cover star. I pulled gowns from all of our advertisers’ boutiques which was a bit of a strange task considering none of us have had an occasion to wear a gown in quite some time, so it was fun to revive a dormant pastime. We were also excited when both Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon Champagne came on as sponsors of the May Daily Libations column, written by Joe Daily, and also as advertisers! Make sure to read “Only One Quality, the Finest” inside this issue to learn the history of these two remarkable Champagne Houses. Even though it decided to rain on our scheduled photoshoot day, thanks to the very talented team of makeup artist Izzy Nolan, hairstylist Danielle Toller and Voice staff photographer Andrea Hutchinson, I think we pulled it off! I hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at how our cover was made and that you can relax in your home while sipping champagne as you read the rest of the May Issue. 

BHLDN sequin dress, $179, available at Belle Monde Boutique.

Liz Bingham and Izzy Nolan.